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Jeffrey Glassroth, MD

Professor of Medicine

Dean, Clinical Affairs

Jeffrey Glassroth, MD, is an expert in pulmonary and critical care medicine, with a particular interest in lung infections including those caused by mycobacteria.

Dr. Glassroth has vast experience in the management of faculty practice and academic affairs. As dean of clinical affairs, he works to advance the University of Chicago Medicine's strategic vision and dedication to excellence in patient care in an evolving health care market.

A distinguished physician scientist, Dr. Glassroth has studied lung infections with a particular emphasis on mycobacteria, a pathogen that can cause tuberculosis. He also has an interest in lung problems in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Through his research, Dr. Glassroth aims to find answers to epidemiological questions, such as how to better prevent, diagnose and allocate resources for the treatment of respiratory infections. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Glassroth has published more than 150 papers and co-edited leading textbooks on respiratory infections, including Baum's Textbook of Pulmonary Diseases, which is now in its seventh edition. He also is an active reviewer and faculty advisor for several scientific journals. In addition, he educates and mentors residents and fellows in pulmonary medicine.

Dr. Glassroth has held important leadership positions in academic and professional societies, serving as a past president of the American Thoracic Society and the Association of Professors of Medicine, and as a member of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Board of Extramural Advisors. Dr. Glassroth has also served as chairman of departments of medicine, most notably at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Critical Care

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Internship and Residency

University of Cincinnati Medical Center


Boston University Medical Center


American Association for the Advancement of Science
American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
American College of Physicians, Master
American Federation for Medical Research
American Thoracic Society
Central Society for Clinical Research
European Respiratory Society
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-2198

Office Postal Address

Jeffrey Glassroth, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1000
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Glassroth's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.